JERRY GILBERT, the head of Mississippi State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is serving as an officer in a national organization of his peers. Gilbert was elected secretary and chair-elect of Committee P-210 of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers during the organization's recent annual meeting. Committee P-210 is comprised of biological engineering department heads from schools across the nation. Following his tenure as secretary and chair-elect, Gilbert will serve as the group's chair for 2004-05.